Mitt Romney is a liar. Lately, I’m finding it physically painful to listen to this man speak, or to read his remarks because he is shameless, unethical, and a bald-faced liar. It is unclear who Romney thinks he’s running against, but it is clear that he is not running against President Obama. At least, he’s not running against “IRL” President Obama. Mitt Romney is running against a strawman, all the while erecting strawmen and promptly setting them on fire.
Take Mittens’ comments on Thursday about President Obama’s economic policies:
“This president’s misguided policies have seem muddled, confused and simply ineffective,” said Romney, speaking at the minority-run Production Products, a military contractor that manufactures shelters to shield from chemical and biological attacks, among others.
“When you look around at America’s economy, three-and-a-half years into this presidency, it’s painfully obvious that this inexperienced president with no experience as a leader was simply not up to the task of solving a great economic crisis,” said Romney. “This is not just a failure of policy; it is a moral failure of tragic proportion. Our government has a moral commitment to help every American help himself. And that commitment has been broken.”
“I will not be that president of doubt and deception,” said Romney. “I will lead us to a better place.’
Or take Romney’s comments yesterday after President Obama’s rhetorical “the private sector is doing fine” slip-up in a press conference:
After you stop laughing at Mr. Roboto calling President Obama out of touch, let’s take a look at the effect of President Obama’s economic policies. (Don’t groan! Stick with it. It’s not that bad. The links in the list below are charts):
So, relatively speaking, the private sector is doing fine. The public sector, on the other hand, is a disaster. What party is responsible for the failure in the public sector? The GOP. The party led by this fucking guy:
Yes. The man who thinks that President Obama’s economic policies (which, when unobstructed, are working!) are a moral failure says we don’t need more firemen, policemen, and teachers because we need to cut back on those sorts of jobs in order to “help the American people.” I guess firemen (and women), policemen (and women), and teachers are not Americans.
Look, I am not economist. I suck at math. I can barely count without using my fingers. I get halfway through an article by Ezra Klein and my eyes start bleeding because I don’t know what a eurozone is and math is hard. So, definitely do not take my word on anything economics or math-related. Instead: READ THIS BUSINESS INSIDER ARTICLE AND LOOK AT THE CHARTS.
The charts don’t lie.
Mitt Romney does.
President Obama’s policies aren’t a tragic moral failure. The Republicans — which on the day after President Obama’s inauguration, plotted a campaign of obstruction — are a tragic moral failure.
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